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Man sought by police found in blackberry bushes down bank

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
A man who crashed his car on the Napier-Taupo Road and then left his car, prompting a police search, was found tangled in blackberry bushes down a bank.
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Kiwi fighting Isis killed in Iraq by rocket

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kadhem Chilab Abbas had returned to Iraq in June last year to volunteer for a civilian army in the fight against the extremist Islamist group.

Driver killed in head-on crash on Waikato road

TVNZ - ‎22 minutes ago‎
A man has been killed in a head-on crash in Kerepehi, Waikato this morning. Emergency services are currently at the scene of the fatal crash, which happened at 5.20am on Hauraki Road, 200m from SH2.
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The Diary: Noisy wake up call for Smith

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith may be used to the life of luxury as he tours the world, but he isn't accustomed to being evacuated from a five-star hotel, which is how he found himself on Monday in Auckland.
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rock star economy, but Auckland house prices “excessive”

Stuff.co.nz - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The pace of house price rises in Auckland is "unsustainable" and prices are "excessive", according to HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham.
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Bosses asked to be flexible as menacing NSW storm refuses to relax

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The premier of New South Wales has urged people to be patient and asked bosses to be flexible as the worst storm in a decade unleashes its fury on his state.
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Trial of Former Auschwitz Guard, 93, Opens in Germany

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
LÜNEBURG, Germany - Seven decades after the liberation of Auschwitz, a 93-year-old former SS guard at the Nazi death camp shuffled into a German court on Tuesday to answer charges of complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in two ...
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US: No reason to think IS leader wounded

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
US forces have no reason to think Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an air strike against an Iraqi target last month, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Auckland elderly targets of schoolgirl scam

Stuff.co.nz - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Sergeant Tim Lockwood is warning elderly to be cautious of schoolgirls pretending to be fundraising. Police are warning of door-knocking schoolgirls in Auckland who are scamming the elderly of money and stealing from their homes.
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Ellis likely to struggle to get convictions quashed

Newstalk ZB - ‎1 hour ago‎
Justice Minister Amy Adams yesterday turned down a request for a Commission of Inquiry into the case. Ellis can still appeal through the Privy Council or apply for a Royal prerogative of mercy.
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Hopes fading for missing Dunedin hunter

Otago Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The family of a Dunedin hunter missing in South Canterbury accepts he may not be coming home. Murray Edge (64) has been missing since 8.30pm on Sunday, after he became separated from the friend he was night hunting with on a farm about 40 minutes ...
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Swney fraud tops $4 million

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney has been told to expect a jail term when sentenced on four charges next week. Photo / Jason Oxenham.

GPG adversaries bury hatchet

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sir Ron Brierley was chairman of Guinness Peat Group, now Coats, from 1990 to 2010. Photo / Natalie Slade. Corporate warriors Sir Ron Brierley and Tony Gibbs have reconciled since their very public falling-out over the direction of Guinness Peat Group.

Wellington City Council wins $273,00 from developer in leaky home case

Stuff.co.nz - ‎9 hours ago‎
A developer who signed off compliance work carried out on what turned out to be a leaky home has been ordered to pay Wellington City Council $273,000.
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Petrol prices fall as fast as they rise

Otago Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Z chief executive Mike Bennetts says independent research shows petrol companies are not price gouging. Photo by NZ Herald. One of the most-heard complaints about petrol prices is the claim companies are quick to pass on oil price rises but are slow to ...
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Shooting the breeze: Google talks-up Project Loon to show that it's not, well, erm ...

TelecomTV - ‎5 hours ago‎
Google's hot air machine has been cranked into overdrive as the Cookie Monster goes on the PR offensive in an effort to convince a rather-less-than-wholly-convinced world audience that Project Loon, the company's grandiose, not to say bizarre, plan to use ...
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Back so soon? Ed Sheeran announces second Australian tour

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
He filled the Perth Arena twice over at his shows earlier this month, but Ed Sheeran is already planning his next trip to Australia - in just a few months.
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'Drift triking' the steepest street in the world

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎4 hours ago‎
An exhilarating video has emerged of a group of young men riding "drift trikes" down Baldwin Street - which they have dubbed "the steepest street in the world" - in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Carter gets more time at number 10

3News NZ - ‎11 hours ago‎
Dan Carter returned to first-five at Crusaders training today, but not because of the World Cup-ending knee injury to Aaron Cruden.
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Rugby League: Vatuvei to join rare NRL breed

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Manu Vatuvei's three-year contract with the Warriors will take him through to 2018. Photo / Getty Images. Manu Vatuvei has re-signed with the Warriors - and the terms of his deal are set to make him one of the longest serving NRL players of all time.
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Rugby: Sopoaga's form puts him in World Cup mix

Otago Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Highlander Lima Sopoaga kicks during the Super 15 Rugby match between Highlanders and the Stormers at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
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Rare Oarfish, Stuff Of Sea Monster Legends, Washes Up In New Zealand, Then ...

Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
A bizarre-looking ocean fish that marine experts say could be the origin of some “sea monster” legends washed ashore in New Zealand last week -- then mysteriously disappeared.
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Charles Darwin may not have been father of evolution theory, scientist makes ...

Zee News - ‎6 hours ago‎
London: A British scientist has made a startling claim saying that Charles Darwin may not have been father of evolution theory. According to him, the very famous theory of evolution by natural selection was the brainchild of a horticulturist 27 years earlier and ...
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Park life improves the good life

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The project led researchers to conclude that countries could use green space to help to reduce socio-economic inequalities. Photo / Thinkstock.
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Whooping cough cases spike in Clark County, Washington state

OregonLive.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Whooping cough reached epidemic levels in Washington state in 2012, prompting a call for vaccinations. A Clark County health official repeated just message amid a spike of cases.
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Mother blasts hospital over son's 'avoidable' death - calls for staff to be named

TVNZ - ‎9 hours ago‎
The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died from undiagnosed complications after having his appendix removed has spoken out against the medical professionals charged with his care.
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Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab

New Zealand Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman receiving a flu jab from nurses Catherine Nelson (left) and Anna Hayman at Victoria University in Wellington.
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